If you're wondering whether or not those in the New Orleans area are as fired up for this Sunday's NFC Championship Game as the typically terrifying Bears fans are, here's a little proof for you: In a current court case involving Fay Thibodeaux Danos against Avondale Industries, they're actually postponing court proceedings so everyone can watch the game. An excerpt from the PDF document:
As this court knows, it was determined just last weekend that the New Orleans Saints will play in the National Football Conference Championship game—the first such game in the franchise's forty-year history—against the Chicago Bears in Chicago, Illinois on January 21, 2007 at 2:30 pm. In order to accommodate all fans, including the great majority of the jury pool, the parties involved in this case, and in order to ensure a full jury pool will appears on the first day of trial, Defendants request that the beginning of trial be pushed back two days to January 24, 2007....Defendants request an expedited hearing of this motion so all parties have time to plan accordingly."
A splendid idea, and you know what? They should suspend all relief efforts for the weekend too. Oh, they've kinda already done that.
Saints Postponement Document [Deadspin] (PDF)
(Originally spotted by the WSJ blog.)